(Written August 11, 2009)
For many years now, Gary Zukav (author of The Dancing Wu Li Masters, The Seat of the Soul, The Heart of the Soul, to name a few) has been enlightening others on the delicate intricacies of how a soul comes into alignment with itself through the challenges of the personality. We may feel that our addictions, behaviours, needs and insecurities are what hold us back from living an authenic life as a truly empowered being, but this is not the case.
In his book, The Seat of the Soul, Zukav reminds us that it is preceisely those things (our addictions, fears, etc) that are our portals to the realm of spirit. Everything on the physical plane has the potential to take us to the spiritual one; we just need to find a way to remain awake within the illusion. We can do this best by paying attention to our feelings, as they are the greatest indicator of whether or not we are living in love or fear.
In the chapter entitled POWER, Zukav outlines the difference between an empowered and disempowered state of being, and the results of both. Here is an excerpt:
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You are only as powerful as that for which you stand. Do you stand for more money in the bank and a bigger house? Do you stand for an attractive mate? Do you stand for imposing your way of thinking upon others? These are the stands of the personality seeking to satisfy its wants. Do you stand for perfection, for the beauty and compassion of each soul? Do you stand for the power of love and the clarity of wisdom? Do you stand for forgiveness and humbleness? These are the stands of the personality that has aligned itself with its soul. This is the position of a truly powerful personality.
By remaining in your power you do not become a static energy system, one that hoards energy to itself. You become a stable energy system, capable of conscious acts of focus and attention. You become a magnet for those who are illuminated and those who want to be. At issue is the manner in which energy flows from you. When energy leaves you in any way except in strength and trust, it cannot bring back anything to you but pain and discomfort. An authentically empowered human being, therefore, is a human being that does not release its energy except in love and trust.
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So what do you stand for? And how are you releasing your energy today? You get to decide. What will you choose?